“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” -Aldo Leopold
For my February blog entry I spent an hour or so at different spots in Blunn Creek and on campus. On one occasion I came across a squirrel sitting in a tree on campus. The squirrel seemed fearful even though I had no intentions of hurting it. Noticing the fear in the squirrel made me think about the quote above. If humans viewed the squirrel as part of a community in which we belong than the squirrel would not be so fearful.